‘Beauty And The Beast’: Josh Gad Fought For ‘Frozen’ Easter Egg

'Beauty and the Beast' star Josh Gad, who plays LeFou in the film, reveals he fought to include a 'Frozen' Easter egg in the Disney live-action remake.

As the biggest PG-rated film opening and the biggest March opening of all time, Beauty and the Beast has been drawing quite the crowd. There’s already even talk of Disney exploring prequel and spin-off ideas. With all the fun Disney is having with the film, it seems like there could’ve been an extra fun Easter egg worked into the film. Josh Gad, who plays LeFou, repeatedly asked director Bill Condon to include a Frozen Easter egg in the final version.

Gad, who voiced the living snowman Olaf in Disney’s animated flick, wanted to transform LeFou into Olaf for one brief moment for Disney fans.

The Easter egg I fought for [director] Bill Condon to put in but we never did, there’s a moment in the original where a bunch of snow falls on LeFou and he becomes a snowman and I thought, this could kill. It’s a little meta but it could be great.

The original moment Gad is referencing is a scene where LeFou is standing watch outside Belle’s house and knocks a pile of snow off the roof onto himself.

What do you think? Would you have liked to see the Frozen Easter egg in Beauty and the Beast, or are you glad they just let it go?

You can check out our two Beauty and the Beast reviews here and here.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Directed by Bill Condon, the film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Audra McDonald.

Beauty and the Beast is in theaters now.

Source: People (via Screen Rant)

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